“I know that my main job is [to provide] good information, ” says HLN anchor Robin Meade about her mission as a morning anchor, “but it’s [also] mood enhancement. I am supposed to enhance your mood, so you can go on with your day!”
Meade, whose Morning Express show airs weekdays from 6am-noon ET, spoke with TVNewser Tuesday night at a screening of “CHICAGOLAND”, an eight-part series that debuts tonight on sister network CNN.
Such original programming is part of an overhaul for CNN under the leadership of Worldwide President Jeff Zucker. HLN, too, is undergoing change – it was just last month that the network announced it was rebranding “to become the first TV network for the social media generation.”
Meade is on-board with the interactive focus, since “luckily we kind of already had social media in our DNA for the morning show,” she says. “I think of the show as a two-way street… It fits right in with us.”
Meade tells us why she still finds her morning gig a good fit, 12 years after she joined HLN.